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  • The Canadian singer-songwriter previously called off his Wonder: The World Tour to focus on his mental health
  • Mendes says he is ‘just taking it easy’ by spending time with loved ones and going to therapy
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  • Just 32 per cent of respondents said they log on to Facebook, compared to 71 per cent who reported being users during a similar survey seven years ago
  • TikTok emerged as top social media platform and YouTube as most common platform used by 13 and 17-year-old US teens
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  • Education Bureau sends directive to schools after complaints over unclear guidelines
  • Under new rule for overseas arrivals, those who have served three days of hotel quarantine can be released and attend classes or go to work but with limited mobility
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  • According to Chinese belief, the gates of hell have opened and the dead can enter the world of the living, so it’s best to avoid making them angry
  • Stay away from large bodies of water, don’t make big decisions, and if you see a coin on the street, just leave it!
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  • Each week, we respond to a question from our readers and give advice and resources they can turn to
  • This week, we help a student who makes emotional decisions and wants to learn how to be more rational
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  • The four-metre, underweight whale was spotted more than a week ago heading towards Paris and was stranded 130km inland from the English Channel
  • It was euthanised by vets after developing breathing difficulties while being transferred by road
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  • New warning that collapse of the East Antarctica Ice Sheet could raise sea level more than 50 metres
  • ‘The fate of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet remains very much in our hands,’ says one expert
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  • Police in southwestern China have praised a family of wild Asian elephants who followed five suspects and led to their arrest
  • The elephants followed the group towards the Laos border, allowing officers to pursue and arrest them with ease
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  • People burn different types of joss paper to help spirits in the realm of the dead go on holiday, make new clothes, let go of grievances and more
  • In Singapore, the Hokkien, Fujian and Cantonese communities are so integrated that they adopt elements of each other’s culture, including their traditional offerings
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  • Some schools concerned students will not declare their health code status
  • Education Bureau has yet to issue guidelines on whether students with amber code could join mask-off extracurricular activities and if they would face consequences if they did not declare their status
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  • Have you ever noticed that many popular young adult books about apocalyptic scenarios and unjust futures share common themes?
  • We outline the basic formula of three hit series in this genre and explain what these elements add to the story
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  • Levels of PFAS, known as ‘forever chemicals’, are so high in rainwater worldwide that there is nowhere on Earth where the rain is safe to drink
  • US Environmental Protection Agency recently found PFAS may affect children’s immune response to vaccines
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  • City’s universities offered a record number of places this year, as 15,857 out of 39,523 students were offered first-round spots in their programmes
  • Three students discuss their university plans, with two set to study at HKUST and one heading abroad to Singapore
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  • Education consultants say universities have upped the number of offers, as applicants may choose to study overseas instead
  • More than 15,850 out of 39,523 applicants will be offered places on university degree courses or on early childhood education at EduHK
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